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j An extensive grata fire rear the Hinds did a considerable araonnt of damsge yesterday. It started on Monday and was supposed to have burnt itse'f out,, bat the stiff noi'-weat g*le which apruoe tap yeo'.erday morning gave the fl icons a fresh et*rt, and they mvepi a larye extent J country. Tti'j fke originit-id, it io snp&osod, from acme one droppi.sjr a match and the grasrtand tuosooke being like tinder quickly got eligbtami th« fire swept through the village Bdtilement. It bu< n?d through the allotment of Mr T\ O'Connor, who hod a lively tim 9 m saving hia boaao from demolition, and got himself burned oodsiderably. The fire Bpread over the oonniry, burniog the fenoes In Its way, acd yesterday, morning, when all appeared right, the nor'-^veat wind had the » ffeot of bringing the flimaa down on the LLmds township. Aa it; was evident the fice would corns down on the aohoolhoosa the tnlstrees promptly got the obfldren oat of the baildlag. Its conoruto foandatlous saved the aoboolhoase, the fire burning all roand It and destroying the fences and ynang plantations, The leaoher'a dwelUnghoase was (q oonßiderAble danger, and was only saved after strennoua exertions on the part of Mr Davidson, of Ooldstream, Meaars Norriob, and others, Th« fire then bore down on the railway station, bat after a hard fight the building was saved from destruction. Panned by the not'-weater the flames hea seem to have made their way to the village settlement, sweeping through Mr Smith's allotment and burning a two- ' roomed cottage therein. A good deal of fencing was destroyed, and the area of : country swept by the fire was oon- : slderable,

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HINDS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889

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HINDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889